Making Research Matter Mobilizing Homelessness Research
2005 2009 2010 Rethinking Homelessness Theoretical and Methodological Issues
Canadian Homelessness Research Network SSHRC Strategic Knowledge Cluster Grant Program
<ul><ul><li>SSHRC Strategic Knowledge Cluster Grant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seven year funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(we are nearing the end of the third year) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus is on building research capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funds CANNOT be used for primary research </li></ul></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>Funding:
The central question that guides our activities is: “ In what ways can research more effectively contribute to solutions to homelessness in Canada?”
1. Collaboration: Provide opportunities for collaboration among the diversity of groups and researchers involved in homelessness across Canada. 2. Knowledge Mobilization: Make existing research on homelessness more accessible and reduce the geographical, sectoral, and socio-economic divisions that impede knowledge exchange. 3. Public Engagement: ‘Make research matter’ by exploring ways that research can more effectively engage the general public, policy makers and other decision-makers in the homelessness sector. Our goals:
<ul><li>Our model: </li></ul><ul><li>Bring best minds together </li></ul><ul><li>Work in collaboration with other initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Policy outputs: reports, briefs, news releases </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement with all levels of government and the news media. </li></ul>
Goal #1 Development of a Pan-Canadian homelessness research agenda.
<ul><li>Goal #2 </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in research that: </li></ul><ul><li>addresses key policy </li></ul><ul><li>concerns, and </li></ul><ul><li>b) identifies, evaluates and describes innovative and quality responses to homelessness; </li></ul>
Goal #3 Generate a range of research and policy outputs, including policy reports, briefs, parliamentary committee submissions , etc
Goal #4 Implement a Knowledge Mobilization Strategy through the development of capacity for dissemination, knowledge exchange, outreach and engagement.